Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Monday, August 8

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Phil Agius

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I've been writing about the NFL and a host of other sports for the UK's top daily betting paper the Racing Post for more than 20 years. An incurable Browns fan (1-31 survivor), I also specialise in all kinds of motorsport betting including F1, MotoGP, IndyCar and NASCAR.

Welcome to another wonderful week of sports, Pickswise Nation! Tonight’s MLB slate is the main source of entertainment, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Sunday parlay successes
After cashing two same game parlays on Friday, our man Mark Lammey was back at it on Sunday, hitting a +400 play on the Astros vs Guardians game. Our Sunday MLB parlay of ML picks on the White Sox, Mets and Diamondbacks also cashed at +398 odds as the Pickswise team went 10-5 on ML/RL picks on the day. The Guardians beat the Astros with the only run of the game but there was more scoring elsewhere, with the Phillies and Royals each scoring 13 in their wins, while the Cardinals beat the Yankees 12-9. The Dodgers completed a sweep of the Padres with a 4-0 win on Sunday Night Baseball.

Today’s Slate

Super 7 MLB games on Monday
There’s no early action in the MLB today, but there are 7 games this evening, with Pirates vs Diamondbacks on ESPN+ at 9:40 pm ET. You can read our previews for all today’s MLB games.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Under 8 in San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
9:40 pm ET

In his start against the Giants earlier this season, Blake Snell of the Padres allowed 1 run and 3 hits in 6 innings while recording 11 strikeouts. The southpaw has improved since then as he has a 1.06 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP in his 3 starts since the all-star break. Opponents are 12-for-61 (.197) against Snell in the second half of the season as the lefty has found his rhythm. The Giants lineup has faced Snell for 58 plate appearances and has a .173 batting average with a 32.8% strikeout rate. This series opener will take place in a pitcher-friendly park. The under is 30-22-1 at Petco Park this season and Snell can continue his success to help keep this game under. Check out our full Giants vs Padres preview.

Must-watch

Don’t forget to check out our daily show Let’s Bet It! on our YouTube channel atyoutube.com/c/Pickswise at 10:00 am ET.

Lauren Jbara and Mark Zinno are your hosts today and they will be joined by prop betting analyst Bobby Stanley to discuss the AFC East player props. The team will also be aiming to identify some Big 12 Heisman candidates, going through tonight’s MLB slate and revealing their Plays of the Day.

You can access the show at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

Must-read

Our same game parlay for the Pirates vs Diamondbacks game is available now as Mark Lammey aims for another win, along with today’s YRFI/NRFI best bets.

Our previews of all 32 NFL teams is now complete after the addition of the AFC South teams, the Colts, Titans, Jaguars and Texans, and you can check in on any team you like using our NFL team previews index.

Ricky Dimon has the smart plays for this week’s National Bank Open tennis in Toronto and Montreal too.

Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Yankees have lost 5 straight games for the first time since September 2021.

Quote of the Day

“He was really good. I’m like, good God, there’s nothing wrong with him.”

Braves manager Brian Snitker was impressed with Jacob deGrom’s 12-strikeout performance against his team.

Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news, and best bets. Check out our expert NBA picksNHL picks, MLB picks, Golf picks and Soccer picks for the latest game picks.

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